SEPTEMBER 17, 2016 - The American Muay Thai League main event went all 5 rounds in a back-and-forth exchange between Former United States Muay Thai Association North American champion Eric Rocha (Toronto, Canada) and Rolando Valdez (Bethesda, MD) at 147 lbs. Fans gave both fighters a lot of energy with Rocha and Valdez getting in some pretty cleans blows on each other throughout the match. In the end, it was RolandoValdez who came away with the victory via Unanimous decision with scores totaling 146-144.
In the co-featured bout former WKA North American Kickboxing Champion and Unified World Silver Medalist, Jared Tipton (Bowie, MD) clashed with Jonathan George (Lorton, VA) at 133 lbs. Both Tipton and George met each other in the middle of the ring, exchanging some fast and hard combinations. George gets tagged on his face from a well placed knee from Tipton resulting in a knock down. George looks out of it for a few seconds, but somehow recovers quickly standing to his feet and ready to get back into the action. Tipton and George engage in a firefight, with George getting the cleaner punches getting Tipton onto the canvas. Tipton gets up still looking a bit dazed from the first knockdown. George immediately gets to Tipton with another cross combination eventually putting Tipton down for good in the First round. George get the win via KO.
Scott Noble (Baltimore, MD) and Samullah Amady (Lorton, VA) gave the AMTL fans an interesting match for all of five rounds at 170 lbs. Both fighters had their moments during the bout. Amady found his range with some reverse elbows and kicks. Noble caught a few of Amady’s kicks, landing some well timed combination of punches and kicks on Amady during the bout. In the end, judges rewarded both Amady and Noble with the bout ending up a Draw with the scores of 146 total for each fighter.
At 155 lbs, there was little time wasted with AMTL Veteran, Jovan Davis (Arlington, VA) and Shogun Fights veteran, Alvin Mercer (Fairfax, VA) getting ready to go at it. Mercer may have waited too long to get off some shots as Davis used his range to find Mercer with a solid punch-kick-knee combo knocking Mercer out in the 1st round.
Preliminary Card Results
Steve Brown (Singnamsaab) defeated Walter Meza (Lotus Thai Boxing) via KO Round 2 at 133 lbs
Whitney Miller (Ground Control) defeated Meg Maxwell (Stay Fly) via UD (88-84 total) at 135 lbs
Maxx Carr (Lotus Thai Boxing) defeated Randy Ashford (Hanover Boxing) via KO Round 1 at 165 lbs
Matt Pinkney (8 Limbs Academy) defeated Tyler Lowe (Team Boyer) via UD (89-82 total) at 160 lbs
Casey Smith (Lotus Thai Boxing) defeated Natashas Sotnychuck (Revolution MMA) via KO Round 1 at 112 lbs
Steven Nguyen (Lotus Thai Boxing) defeated Jack Bendenbaugh (Hours of Muay Thai) via UD (90-81 total) at 153lbs
Nicole Ball (Mikido) defeated Abbe Pannuci (Team Boyer) via UD (150-139 total) at 115 lbs
Joel Licata (Hanover Boxing) defeated Brandon Kim via TKO Round 3 at 118 lbs
Josh Freeman (Lotus Thai Boxing) defeated Malcolm Travis (Beta Academy) via UD (89-85 total) Heavyweight bout
Kevin Villegas (Capital MMA) defeated Bizrat Asfera (Lotus Thai Boxing) via UD (145-144 total) at 132 lbs
Jake Darr (Ground Control) defeated Colby McYtire (Iron Muay Thai) via UD (145-143 total) at 165 lbs
George Pitasakis (Stay Fly) defeated Junior Ruby via TKO Round 3 at 140 lbs
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The American Muay Thai League (AMTL) was founded in 2014 by CEO and President of AMTL, (Kru) Josef Pearson. Pearson is a product of the famous Sor Thanikul gym located in Bangkok, Thailand. Pearson, the former fighter/trainer turned promoter is utilizing his experience to bring the elements of Thailand to North American in establishing the American Muay Thai League (AMTL). Based out of Washington, D.C., The American Muay Thai League (AMTL) is best known for consistently delivering the purest form of Professional Thai Boxing on American soil within the highest of standards. The organization has several years of combined experience with an in-depth knowledge of Muay Thai, making the American Muay Thai League (AMTL) a favorite event among fighters and fans. By displaying some of the best professional Muay Thai boxing practitioners from across the world, the American Muay Thai League (AMTL) is continuing to grow to become the best Muay Thai promotion in the Nation.